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First Year Law Student Guide: Quick Guide to the Law Library

This guide provides resources to help new UCLA law students get started with Law School and become more familiar with the Law Library, UCLA and Westwood.

LibAnswers is an FAQ where you can easily search for answers to commonly asked questions or use the contact links to submit questions to us through email, text or the provided form.  We monitor LibAnswers all hours the library is open and promise to respond as quickly as possible.  Visit LibAnswers at or email us at

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Welcome to the UCLA School of Law.  This page highlights important information to get you started using the Law Library.  Complete information on Library policies and services for students is available on the Library's MyLaw Site.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to insure that the Library facilities and services are fully available to the UCLA Law School community, the Law Library observes a very limited access policy. For guaranteed access to the library, YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR UCLA BruinCard I.D. AND/OR YOUR LAW LIBRARY WALLET (you will receive your wallet at Orientation). A Library Guard checks identification at the library entrance all hours the library is open. You may also be asked to show identification in areas that are designated for UCLA Law Student use only, such as the fourth floor Tower Reading Room. We request your assistance in helping us enforce this policy for your benefit.

Please be aware that while masking mandates are in force in LA County,  CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY.  We ask for your cooperation in adhering to the “NO FOOD” policy. 

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Student Reference Services

Students may wish to inquire whether a particular book or document is available, ask for a “translation” of a citation or ask more in-depth question about legal materials.  You may obtain reference services by  by e-mailing the special account for UCLA Law Students only ( Current reference hours are available on the Library’s Hours site.

Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg

You should have received emails from Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law providing instructions on registering your accounts. Visit our Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg & More page in MyLaw for information about these databases and more!

If you have further questions, email our Reference Librarians at

After Hours Library Access

The Main, East, and North Reading Rooms are available to UCLA Law Students for after hours (late night and early morning) access during the semester. The Library funds full-time Security Guards to staff most of the off-hours access. They are employed by the Campus Police Department through the CSO (Campus Security Officer) program, and are specially selected for this assignment. During finals, the security staffing is extended to provide additional study time!

Detailed information about after hours access policies and schedule is available on the Library's MyLaw site.


Free Digital Scanning

Room 1112P in the library houses two high quality color scanners for the exclusive use of UCLA Law Students for unlimited free scanning! Scanned documents can be downloaded to flash drives or to smart phones (using a QR code scanner), uploaded to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and One Drive, e-mailed or even converted to an MP3 file. 

IT Services

The Library has full wireless coverage throughout using the eduroam network, which provides seamless wireless service across the campus. The IT Service Desk is located on first floor of the Library and is administered by the LawNET IT Department. For assistance with computer equipment, wireless/wired connections, e-mail accounts, etc., please visit 1112Q in the Library, call (310) 825-2818, or e-mail

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Law Library Orientation Guide

New Students: Be sure to visit our UCLA Law Library Orientation Guide!

Need Help? Ask a Law Librarian!

Reference Desk: (310) 825-6414

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